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Michael Hingson (photo by Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Rafael, Calif.)

9/11 survivor to share story Sept. 14

Michael Hingson, survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack, will share his story at Penn State Harrisburg on Sept. 14, 6:00 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Student to present Chinese and American policing study, Aug. 25

Criminal justice student Fei Luo will present “Policing in China and the United States,” a comparative study of the two countries, with a focus on the negative impact of police work, including examination of “karoshi” or death from overwork. Free and open to the public, the presentation is Aug. 25 at noon in the library’s Morrison Gallery.

Lucas Bohn

Comedy Stop to feature comedian Lucas Bohn Aug. 24

Penn State Harrisburg will host comedian Lucas Bohn for the college’s first Comedy Stop of the academic year, August 24 at 9:00 p.m. in the Village Community Center.

Having performed with well-known comedians including Dave Chappelle and Jimmy Fallon, Bohn’s career in comedy began while attending Coastal Carolina University, S.C. A finalist in the 2008 Detroit Comedy Festival, he performs at clubs, theaters, and colleges throughout the United States.

Photo courtesy of Chris Knight, The Patriot-News

Move-in Day at Penn State Harrisburg

Source:; August 19, 2011

This weekend is all about manual labor, but only if you are on the Penn State University Harrisburg Campus. Incoming freshmen and their parents have been busily moving all belongings into their new rooms in the Village. There are 280 first-year students moving into on-campus housing this year. A total of 602 freshmen  are from 37 Pennsylvania counties, 24 states, and 16 countries.

We Are the Ship by Kadir Nelson

Award-winning illustrators to speak on campus

(Information updated Aug. 16, 2011)

Two award-winning children’s book illustrators will give presentations at Penn State Harrisburg late this summer. Books by the illustrators will be available for purchase during the sessions. Both events are free and open to the public.

Pasta run to benefit United Way Sept. 15

Penn State Harrisburg will host a 5k Pasta Run and Walk, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. to benefit the Penn State United Way Campaign.

Business students join international honor society

Forty-eight students from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration have been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honors society that recognizes students in the top 10 percent of baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.


Peterson edits book exploring biology and politics

You might say that some people have politics in their blood. Literally. A new book, co-edited by Dr. Steven Peterson, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, examines research on how biological factors can influence political behavior.

Autumn Proctor

Proctor receives scholarship, chapter officer honors from KDP

Autumn Proctor, a Junior enrolled in the Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Concentration, is the recipient of the Donna Gail Shaw scholarship sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. She is the third undergraduate student in the history of the college's KDP Sigma Alpha Chapter to receive a scholarship from the organization.

Board diversity

Board diversity good for business, researcher says

When it comes to building a personal financial portfolio, “diversify, diversify, diversify” is a common mantra. According to research by Penn State Harrisburg Assistant Professor of Management Lu Zhang, the same mantra is good advice when it comes to building a corporate board of directors.